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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 13: building a navy on the Western rivers.--battle of Belmont. (search)
n of a real navy-yard of some ten acres, which, although sometimes under water from freshets, soon grew to a respectable size. although its machine shops, carpenter shops, etc., were all afloat in steamers. Capt. Pennock had charge of the naval station until the close of the war. and his services called forth the unqualified commendation of the several commanders-in-chief of the Mississippi Squadron under whom he served. Capt. Pennock's first assistants at the naval station were Lieutenants I. P. Sanford and O. H. Perry, Chief Engineer, Capt. Geo. D. Wise, U. S. A., Quartermaster, and Acting Naval Constructor Romeo Friganza, the latter sent from New York navy yard to fill this important position. This, then, was all the establishment the Navy Department at that time considered necessary to keep in repair the Mississippi Squadron, that was expected to successfully control an active enemy occupying thousands of miles of navigable rivers, where the nature of the country offered eve
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
Not to be outdone by Cushing, that gallant and efficient officer, Lieutenant-Commander Flusser, started on the 29th of January for Jamesville, hearing that a regiment of Confederates were fortifying that place, it being one of the best points on the river for annoying the gun-boats; and was too important a position and too near Plymouth to allow the enemy to hold it. On the 30th, Flusser took on board his vessel (the Commodore Perry) fifty soldiers of the 27th Massachusetts, under Captain Sanford, landed them at Hertford with about ninety sailors, marched into the country eight or ten miles, destroyed two bridges over the Purquimenous River, and returned that same night to Plymouth. Thus was cut off one of the means by which the enemy had supplied themselves with goods from Norfolk and Richmond, by the south side of the Chowan River, enabling the Navy to guard that ford with a gun-boat; for a large amount of contraband traffic had been carried on from the Albemarle Sound and it